Contact Congress

CONTACTING CONGRESS:

LINKS for Emailing & Calling Your Congressman.

US Senate:

Senator Lindsey Graham (SC-R): http://lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.EmailSenatorGraham

Senator Tim Scott (SC-R): http://www.scott.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Senators outside of SC: senate.gov

US House of Representatives:

Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-1): https://sanford.house.gov/contact/email-me

Rep  Joe Wilson (SC-2):

https://joewilsonforms.house.gov/Forms/WriteYourRep/default.aspx

Rep Jeff Duncan (SC-3): https://jeffduncan.house.gov/contact-me

Rep Trey Gowdy (SC-4): http://gowdy.house.gov/Contact/default.aspx

Rep Mick Mulvaney (SC-5): https://forms.house.gov/mulvaney/webforms/zipauthen_contact.shtml

Rep Jim Clyburn (SC-6): https://forms.house.gov/clyburn/zipauth.shtml

Rep Tom Rice (SC-7): http://rice.house.gov/contact

Don’t know your Congressman? Outside SC? Go here: house.gov

Click “Read More” for Guidelines on Contacting Congress

Guidelines on Contacting Congress:

Besides making an appointment with your Congressman’s office in DC or locally, contacting them personally is the best way to express your concerns.

Email your Representatives: Write one short, kind letter.  Two paragraphs at most, keep it short and to the point and positive. Keep your “ask”-what you would like your Congressman to do- simple.  If you have a lot of concerns, write additional letters at a later date.  An individually written letter is given more weight by Congressional staff and will be read; petitions and form letters are discounted.  When appropriate, one letter can be sent to all three of your elected representatives (two Senators per state, 1 Representative in the House): three birds, one stone.

Calling your Representative: Make a short, to the point phone call to your Congressman’s office will double your impact.  They will ask your name and where you are from to confirm you are a constituent.  Congressional staff do keep a tally of how many phone calls are received on certain issues to gauge the opinion of their constituents.

Name your Congressman in an Op-Ed: One way to get your Congressman’s attention is to include their name in an op-ed in a local paper.  This is guaranteed to get the attention of their staff.  Again, a Congressman is more likely to respond  if the issue is  kindly stated vs. being attacked by a crank writer.

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Updated: Aug 8, 2013.  Please report any broken links: info @ carolinapeace. org